The decommissioned battleship according to reports by a Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, said that the fast-speed Hauk-class guided missile boats had been re-armed with new weaponry.
The report also revealed that Mr. Government Ekpemupolo, alia Tompolo most recent purchase is a KNM Horten, a fast-attack craft now used in fighting piracy in Nigeria’s waterways.
It was learnt that in spite of his alleged history of violence, Tompolo, now controls the Global West Vessel Service, a privately owned contractor for maritime security for the Nigerian Maritime Safety Agency.
The ships were reportedly sold first to CAS Global, a British security company that has such a license, after which Ekpemupolo reportedly bought the ships from the British company.
Dagblade reported that the seven Norwegian ships are now part of the company’s maritime fleet patrolling under a contract for the Federal Government.
Former WAG who dreamed of becoming ISIS fighter convicted of funding terrorism
A former WAG who turned to religion after splitting from a Liverpool footballer has been convicted of funding terrorism.
Amaani Noor, 21, married a jihadi fighter online and told him it was ‘her dream’ to join him in war-torn Syria. The former Miss Teen Great Britain star was arrested after sending $45.51 to a Paypal account linked to an Islamist group called The Merciful Hands on May 23, 2018.
She denied knowing or believing that the money may be used for the purposes of terrorism. But a jury at Liverpool Crown Court heard Noor had expressed her support for ‘violent jihad’ and Islamic State terrorists via the encrypted instant messaging service Telegram.
During the trial the court heard how Noor focused on religion after splitting with an LFC footballer, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The player was not named in court but Noor has previously spoken out about her relationship with Sheyi Ojo, who is on loan at Rangers. The jury heard Noor, from Liverpool, had been introduced to Merciful Hands by 28-year-old Victoria Webster who earlier this year pleaded guilty to funding terrorism.
Before sending the money, she received a message from Webster saying a foreign fighter needed help. The message said: ‘The father is a frontliner, and due to his circumstances and debts it’s hard to keep food on the table.’
A minute after sending the cash Noor messaged Webster, saying: ‘So will it go to a brother who is a fighter or ex fighter and has a family?.’ The jury rejected Noor’s explanation that she only intended the money to be used for humanitarian aid.
Diana Wilson, prosecuting, said: ‘It is clear from the context that she did not think she was giving money to support Syrian government forces.’ The court heard Noor supported Sharia Law and kept IS propaganda videos depicting terrorists torturing, executing and beheading victims on her phone.
She said she had both dreams and fears of becoming an ISIS fighter in a deleted email sent to her husband. On the day police searched Noor’s home in July last year, she had flights booked to Turkey, the jury was told.
Giving evidence, Noor told the jury she had been planning to go and join her husband Hakim in Syria, where he said he was an independent fighter, and as their marriage continued she ‘wanted to be with him more’.
The former performing arts student, who had a Youtube channel, said now her marriage to Hakim had ended she felt it was ‘stupid’, ‘bad’ and ‘wrong’. She added: ‘I don’t feel proud or happy about it.’ Sentencing was adjourned after David Gottlieb, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Danish aid worker rescues another Nigerian child left to die by his family
Humanitarian and Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven, has rescued another Nigerian child left to die by his family.
She shared photos of herself and her Nigerian husband, David Umem, rescuing the malnourished little boy pictured above who was abandoned by his family.
Anja gained popularity in 2016 after she rescued a severely emaciated 2-year-old boy, who was branded a witch by his family and left to starve to death in Akwa Ibom state. She gained international popularity when pictures of her feeding the starved boy was shared online. She named the boy, “Hope” which she tattooed to her wrists, with an affirmation that there are enough hope and love for all humanity.
No other organization has previously targeted their action against the witch children before Anja Ringgren Lovén took the matter in her own hands and started her non-profit organization. She has made sure that every donation received goes to what they are supposed to: save and help Nigeria’s witch children.
In 2016, Anja Ringgren Lovén was voted the Most Inspiring Person of the Year by German publication “Ooom” in recognition of her distinguished efforts to rescue and rehabilitate Nigerian children accused of being witches.
And now this? God bless her! Nigerians won’t see this and give her awards atleast, na to dey give celebrities undeserving YEYE awards.
Nigerian man returns N98m mistakenly credited into his bank account
A Nigerian, Mr Sunny Anderson has returned the sum of N98 million that was mistakenly transferred into his bank account. Anderson shared the news online, saying the transfer came from an Abuja based company.
While sharing the news, he hinted he doesn’t have much and his account clearly stated he had N668 balance before the N98m was paid into it, but prayed God won’t let ‘us’ take anything that belongs to another no matter the level of lack.
He wrote, “Today, God gave me the grace to return the sum of N98,000,000 (Ninety-Eight Million Naira) that was mistakenly transferred into my Acct by a company based in Abuja. God will never allow us take what belongs to someone else, no matter our level of LACK”
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